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tonight. may not. it has been the election so far, interesting taped moments. for sure. >> the could. but i think mitt romney in the past has distanced himself away from anything that had to deal with jeremiah wright and connection with obama and his camp said i don't see this as news worthy and had absolutely nothing to do with it. kind of be surprised if they would go there. >> in the news cycle until 9:00 tonight when the debate gets rolling. >>> voters in pennsylvania will not have to show a photo id before casting their presidential ballot next month. a judge has put a temporary hold on the state's new law. abc's t.j. winick explains. >> reporter: 93-year-old vivian applewhite cast her first vote for president back in 1932 for franklin roosevelt. but because she didn't have the required documents to obtain a photo i.d. she almost didn't have a chance to vote this november. it turns out applewhite will be able to vote after a judge blocked pennsylvania's controversial new voter i.d. law from taking full effect before the presidential election. >> at the end of the d
i.d. law from taking full effect before the presidential election. >> at the end of the day this is a victory for democrats because they can argue that no longer would the kind of voters that they want to bring to the polls are encouraged to go to the polls will be turned away. at the same time, for republicans, winning pennsylvania was always a stretch. >> reporte voters can still be asked for identification but can't be discouraged from voting or disenfranchised if they dent have the proper i.d. >> they can go ahead and vote anyway. but the safe bet is to have i.d. and speed the whole process. >> reporter: supporters of voter i.d.s say the laws weren't passed to exclude voters just to protect against voepter fraud. critics say the real issue is voter suppression, not voter fraud, pointing out nearly every state legislature that passed tougher voter i.d. laws is controlled by republicans. >> this is a victory today for the people and a loss for the scheming and lying legislators in harrisburg who thought they could hijack the presidential election. >> reporter: the judge's
thomas, abc news, washington. >>> now to politics and 39 days until the election. but a lot of people don't have to wait until november 6. the first votes in the 2012 presidential election have been cast. early balloting got under way in iowa. president obama has three fundraisers in washington tonight. after spending yesterday in virginia, where he hammered away at mitt romney's comments about the 47%. meanwhile, the republican challenger also spent the day in virginia focusing on the economy and new numbers showing growth is slower than we thought. after campaigning in pennsylvania today, romney heads to a fund raiser in massachusetts. and both candidates are preparing for their first debate wednesday night in colorado where they will tackle domestic policy, use. >>> we are following a developing story from minnesota. police in minneapolis are investigating a deadly work place shooting. yesterday afternoon at a sign company. we don't have an exact death toll this morning. police are saying that several people were killed including the shooter who died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
to be the election of the surprise video here. so now it is the president's turn. >> it is october. >> five weeks and counting. >> yep. >>> and then the anchorwoman who used her own newscast to respond to criticism about her waktd. her on-air message has triggered a nationwide outpouring. >>> later this half-hour, caught on tape. nicki minaj lets loose with a blue streak, cursing out mariah carey in a big "american idol" battle. we'll have it coming up later in ""the skinny."" we talked a few weeks ago how the two divas are not fans of each other. now, again, more video, surprise video this morning, nicki and mariah, claws out. >> good publicity and good press for the show. ratings will be up, you know that. >> we love each other in case you were wondering. >>> first, american airlines in something of a thaw in the frigid relations between the company and its pilots' union. >> they will be back at the table later this week. talks aimed at a new pilots labor contract. the union rejected american's most recent offer back in august, but now union leaders say they will seek an industry standard contr
if the united states, this time of year, an election year, is ready to sort of draw that line and stand with israel. >> exactly. >> at this point. >> yeah. and i don't know that necessarily agreeing to bomb iran doesn't mean they're not necessarily standing with israel. but you're right -- at this point, i don't think anything dramatic like that happens before before. >> that's what i mean. to -- >> before november. >> stand with israel on drawing the red line right now. because, the election is, is a month away. >> we shall see. >> we shall see. >>> the filcmaker behind the anti-muslim movie that sparked violent protests across the arab world has been arrested in california. a federal judge ordered nakoula basseley nakoula detained saying he is a flight risk. officials say he had eight probation violations stemming from a 2010 check fraud conviction. prosecutors say he'll likely be placed in protective custody. >>> and it was back to business for the real nfl refs last night as they returned from their lockout to officiate the browns/ravens game in baltimore. ch
the debt crisis, improve unemployment and cut spending if they're elected to office. meantime, ann romney doing her part as well appearing on the tonight show with jay leno where she reflected on the possibility of her husband becoming the first mormon at the white house. >> on a serious note, talk about the significance if he gets elected being the first mormon president. >> i love the fact that we have the first african-american president, that means to me, that we're leaving prejudices behind. i would hope that if mitt were elected we would see more of the same. >> she also talked about how much she and her husband love shopping at costco, saying she recently picked up an $18, three pack of kirkland dress shirts he wears "all the time." who doesn't love shopping at costco? you need two things and get a cartful. >> the romneys at costco, indeed. her first time being on the late night talk show like that. it was good. getting into the nitty-gritty. they want to again, the human factor. show the lighter side. she was trying to do that for mitt. he need the help. downen two battleground st
controversy. she was on stage and kind of chimed in on our politic -- politics, our presidential election. take a listen. >> the president got another -- big celebrity endorsement last night during a concert in washington, d.c., madonna told the crowd they should vote for obama in a very madonna-like way. >> you'd all better [ bleep ] for obama, okay? all right. >> okay. so we have a black muslim in the white house. >> okay. so we have a black muslim in the white house. so in one token endorsing the president, saying vote for him, saying we have black muslim in the white house, which is not true. the president is a christian. that issue seems to not die no matter what the facts seem to be. anyway, causes controversy. now they're debating in the blogosphere if she is sarcastic or misinformed about the president's religion. madonna always in the headlines. >> i think she's just desperate for attention at this point in her career. >>> not desperate, lady gaga, some photos spread out on the bl blog owes fear and news organizations claiming she gained some weight. responding on littlemonsters.
in the still-close election. >> yesterday candidates had dueling appearances appealing to workers in ohio. abc's karen travers joining us this morning with more on the campaign. karen? >> reporter: good morning, rob. good morning, paula. it was crystal clear from the candidates' schedule yesterday just how critical ohio is to winning the white house. but right now president obama has the edge there. ohio is the center of the political universe. >> i love toledo, ohio. >> hello, ohio! >> reporter: it was a buckeye state brawl between president obama and mitt romney. >> i am not fighting to create democratic jobs or republican jobs, i'm fighting to create american jobs. >> you want four more years with 23 million people struggling to find a job? >> reporter: in ohio election day is really election five weeks. starting next tuesday voters can cast their ballots. presidential contenders are working furiously to lock down support now. right now it is the president who has the clear edge. abc news moved ohio from the tossup column to lean obama. that puts the president within 15 electoral votes of t
, the expectations, people expect, president obama, by 2-1 to win the election. not that they're endorsing. if you look at just a year ago, by an 18-point margin, thought the president would lose. just in a matter of one year. >> expect him to win the debate convincingly as well. see what happens. when it comes to the race. it's much closer. when it comes to the race. shows the mitt romney at 49 losing to obama with 47. much closer in that regard. >> so the first one wednesday. then we have two more coming up. biggest one no doubt. >> 36 days to go. >> 36 days to go. my goodness. >> not that we are counting. >>> as the the war in afghanistan winds down, the u.s. military reached a grim new milestone. 2,000 service members have now died in the war. the latest casualty, it was over the weekend when a soldier died in a fire fight with afghan troops. an american civilian contractor was also killed in that battle. >>> all right, new findings this morning in the government's botched gun tracking program, fast and furious, with dozens more firearms linked to crimes in mexico. our new partner univision, r
voters, a 2-1 margin, expect president obama to win the upcoming debate and the election. that's his biggest lead so far when it comes to expectations. >> but when it comes to the race itself and support for each candidate, a lot closer with the president leading 49% to 47%. we get more of wednesday's debate in denver from abc's karen travers. >> reporter: president obama arrived in nevada for three days of what campaign aide are calling debate camp. but he took a break to rally supporters in that critical battleground state. >> i believe in you. and i ask you to keep on believing in me. >> reporter: both the president and mitt romney will hunker down over the next few days as they huddle with senior advisers to prepare for wednesday's high-stakes showdown in denver. in recent days aides to both campaigns have been bending over backwards to compliment their opponent and downplay expectations for their side. new jersey governor chris christie set a high bar for romney. >> this is the first moment when the american people are going to be able to see these two guys side by side, laying
in "the skinny." the drama continues for tom. >>> but first, five weeks until the election and one day before the crucial presidential debate. >> both candidates are working on their last-minute preparations for their first face-off tomorrow night. abc's karen travers is joining us this morning with a preview of the debate. good morning, karen. >> good morning, rob. good morning, paula. it's been very quiet on the campaign trail as president obama and mitt romney hunkers down and prepares for wednesday's debate. a new abc news/"washington post" poll shows a very tight race. so both campaigns see tomorrow night as a big opportunity. this presidential campaign has been going on for nearly two years and finally it's debate season for the nominees. the time when americans seem to really start paying attention. president obama's rehearsing with senator john kerry and mitt romney is squaring off against senator rob portman. both candidates have challenges and checklists. president obama's working on shorter answers, trying to avoid sounding like the professor he was before the white house. d
he cannot win the election if he loses both of the states. he is fighting hard now. it appears to be slipping away. >> early voting opens in ohio the day before the presidential debate. so next october 2nd is when early voting begins in ohio. >> big showdown on the third. should be good. >>> plus a food fight in our nation's cafeterias. the federal government says students are eating healthier, they say they're hungry. the creative way that the students are now fighting back. >> the new nutritional guidelines went into effect. the kids say they're not feeling full after the lunch. the calorie, maximum calories has been lowered on the lunches. >>> also her pen has been magic to say the least for years now author of the harry potter series is now ready to try her hand at writing for adults. she shares with abc now her new book is more reality though than fantasy. quite a departure from harry potter series. interesting back story on her and kind of what motivated newt book. kind of cool, hear from miss rowling. news breaking overnight, professional nfl referees will be back in the
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